Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
Title: Royally Matched (Royally, #2)
Author: Emma Chase
Publication Date: February 21, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
A virgin herione + a playboy prince = a classic pairing as old as time.
This royalty romance was particularly fun because it centered around a reality dating show! It was fun to have the chaos of this show going on while Henry was trying to hide it from his grandma, the queen. It also amped up the romance between him and Sarah since *gasp* she wasn’t one of the contestants. Bit of a forbidden love thing happening.
The character development in Henry was very well done. It felt subtle yet progressive as he became the man and future king he was supposed to be. And it was interesting in this book to watch Henry make mistakes, but in a way that didn’t feel toxic. Just human. And Sarah had lots of growth as well. I didn’t really notice hers until the end, but it was definitely there and also well done.
Henry and Sarah together were so fun. It started as an unlikely and unwanted friendship of sorts and just blossomed from there. I can’t wait to reach the novella about these characters in the future because I feel like these two have done a lot with their lives.
The ending was surprising but made sense for the future of everyone involved in the story. I really could not have seen it going another way.